“Safety is everybody’s business,” so the old saying goes. This has probably never been truer than it is in today’s workplace. The rise in court cases involving accidents on the job has grown progressively in recent years. Many of these inopportune accidents could be avoided by having a staff that is properly trained and capable of educating the customer on the possible hazards of operating a piece of equipment.
Following are some fundamental tips for safe operation. Please take the time to read your operator’s manual before using your generator.
- Always remember a generator is a source of high, and potentially lethal, voltage. Never allow unqualified people—particularly children—to operate a generator.
- Never operate the generator set in an explosive atmosphere or near combustible materials. An explosion or fire could result.
- Always make sure the generator is operated in an area with adequate ventilation. Gasoline engines consume oxygen and produce DEADLY carbon monoxide fumes.
- Please exercise common sense when operating a generator.
- Only a qualified electrician should perform any electrical wiring.
- Too often the decision to buy a generator is based solely on the engine used to turn the alternator end. In a market flooded with look-alike generators powered by similar engines it becomes hard to decide on the best generator for the job.
- The generator is a potential source of electrical shock if misused. Do not expose the generator to moisture, rain or snow. Do not let the generator get wet, and do not operate it with wet hands.
- Never run the generator in a clogged or even partially closed area where people may be present.
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